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War Theory: A Technical Analysis of War of the Worlds [Part 1]

Tue May 02, 2017 4:00 pm

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as...

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Tue May 02, 2017 4:08 pm

This is great stuff Really enjoyed the Dune series as well. Keep up the good work!

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Re: War Theory: A Technical Analysis of War of the Worlds [Part 1]

Tue May 02, 2017 5:17 pm

Never thought about War of the Worlds like this before.

Looking foreward to part 2.

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Thu May 25, 2017 9:37 am

I haven't read the story in years and have no recollection of battle details.

Did you determine any range limitations for the heat ray? It probably would have a focal length where it reaches optimum power. Beyond that armored ships and vehicles would stand a better chance of surviving.

Is there any indication of rate-of-fire for the heat ray? It is a high powered weapon but may have cyclic restrictions. That would allow the tripod to be swarmed by missiles and/or gunfire.

Did any of the tripods take damage from an actual human weapon other than ramming?

Modern tanks can penetrate the equivalent of over 40" of armor steel and at a pretty good range. They are also very accurate. The tripod legs or cluster joint at the hull might be vulnerable.

If we were desperate enough we could also employ chemical/biological weapons. In the book the Martians die from exposure to our diseases so they must not be running a sealed air system inside their tripods.

Thanks for your work on the calculations for the heat ray.

Coolbreeze
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Thu May 25, 2017 9:37 am

I haven't read the story in years and have no recollection of battle details.

Did you determine any range limitations for the heat ray? It probably would have a focal length where it reaches optimum power. Beyond that armored ships and vehicles would stand a better chance of surviving.

Is there any indication of rate-of-fire for the heat ray? It is a high powered weapon but may have cyclic restrictions. That would allow the tripod to be swarmed by missiles and/or gunfire.

Did any of the tripods take damage from an actual human weapon other than ramming?

Modern tanks can penetrate the equivalent of over 40" of armor steel and at a pretty good range. They are also very accurate. The tripod legs or cluster joint at the hull might be vulnerable.

If we were desperate enough we could also employ chemical/biological weapons. In the book the Martians die from exposure to our diseases so they must not be running a sealed air system inside their tripods.

Thanks for your work on the calculations for the heat ray.

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